Tuesday, December 20, 2016

28 Loyola Physicians Named to Chicago Magazine's 2017 Top Cancer Doctors

MAYWOOD, IL – Twenty-eight Loyola Medicine physicians have been named to Chicago magazine’s 2017 Top Cancer Doctors list.

The list was compiled by Castle Connolly, a healthcare research and information company. Doctors were selected after nominations from their peers, extensive research and careful review and screening by a physician-directed research team. Doctors could not nominate themselves, nor pay to appear on the list.

Loyola physicians on Chicago magazine’s Top Cancer Doctors list are:

The Top Cancer Doctors are listed in Chicago magazine’s January 2017 issue, on newsstands now.

Also in the magazine, Loyola’s experimental immunotherapy treatment for metastatic melanoma is included among six “remarkable homegrown breakthroughs in research and treatment.” The therapy was developed by Michael Nishimura, PhD, program director of immunologic therapeutics of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

Loyola Medicine is nationally recognized for its expert team of specially trained cancer doctors who come from a wide variety of clinical specialties. These multidisciplinary specialists provide the expertise, translational research experience and compassionate care needed to diagnose and treat cancer. They work together, taking a collaborative approach to cancer care.

Becker’s Hospital Review has named Loyola to its nationwide list of 70 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH) on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 247-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

About Trinity Health

Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals, as well as 122 continuing care programs that include PACE, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $23.4 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 131,000 colleagues, including 7,500 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org. You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.